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1930s Trivia Questions and Answers

Free long printable 1930s trivia questions with the answers about things that happened during the year of 1930.

 

The first diesel engine automobile trip is completed from where to where?
A: Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York City.

Who drove?
A: Clessie Cummins, founder of the Cummins Motor Co..

A licensing agreement is signed by A. A. Milne, granting Stephen Slesinger U.S. and Canadian merchandising rights to what?
A: The Winnie-the-Pooh works.

What comic strip makes its first appearance?
A: The Mickey Mouse comic strip.

In January the Moon moves into its nearest point to Earth, called perigee, at the same time as what?
A: Its fullest phase of the Lunar Cycle.

The Indian National Congress declares January 26 as what?
A: Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence).

The first patent for a “what” is granted in the United States to Julius Edgar Lilienfeld?
A: Field-effect transistor.

The 3M company markets Scotch Tape, invented by whom?
A:  Richard Gurley Drew.

The Communist Party of what country is established?
A: Vietnam.

While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh confirms the existence of what?
A: Pluto.

Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a what?
A: Fixed-wing aircraft, and also the first cow to be milked in a plane.

What Danish painter begins sex reassignment surgery in Germany and takes the name Lili Elbe?
A: Einar Wegener.

The first frozen foods of whom go on sale in Springfield, Massachusetts?
A: Clarence Birdseye.

Mahatma Gandhi sets off on a 200-mile protest march towards the sea with 78 followers to protest at what?
A: The British monopoly on salt.

Who is appointed Chancellor of Germany?
A: Heinrich Brüning.

The Motion Picture Production Code ("Hays Code") is instituted in the United States, imposing what?
A: Strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence on films for the next 40 years.

In an act of civil disobedience, how does Mahatma Gandhi break the Salt laws of British Indi?
A: By making salt by the sea at the end of the Salt March.

What food item was invented?
A: Hostess Twinkies.

DuPont invents what rubbery material?
A: Neoprene.

Warner Bros. in the United States release their first cartoon series called what?
A: Looney Tunes which runs until 1969.

A fire in the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus kills how many people?
A: 320.

The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign what?
A: The London Naval Treaty to regulate submarine warfare and limit naval shipbuilding.

Where does the first night game in organized baseball history take place?
A: In Independence, Kansas.

In what country did the Great Salmas Earthquake kill 4,000 people?
A: Iran.

Who becomes the world's first flight attendant?
A: Nurse Ellen Church, working on a Boeing Air Transport trimotor.

Who is elected president of the Dominican Republic?
A: Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.

The Bureau of Narcotics is established under the United States Department of the Treasury, replacing what?
A: The Narcotics Division of the Prohibition Unit.

President Hoover signs  what act into law?
A: The Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act

The dedication of what is held at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota?
A: George Washington's sculpted head.

Building of what dam is started on the Colorado River?
A: Boulder Dam (later known as the Hoover Dam).

Laurence Olivier marries whom?
A: Jill Esmond.

Who defeats William Lyon Mackenzie King in federal elections and becomes the Prime Minister of Canada?
A: R. B. Bennett.

Uruguay beats what country 4–2 to win the first Association football FIFA World Cup final?
A: Argentina.

What radio drama airs for the first time in the United States?
A: The Shadow.

Who premieres in the animated film Dizzy Dishes?
A: Betty Boop.

Turkish troops move into Persia to fight whom?
A: Kurdish insurgents.

A military junta takes over in what country?
A: Peru.

Who is crowned emperor of Ethiopia?
A: Haile Selassie.

Who becomes president of Brazil?
A: Getúlio Vargas.

All adult Turkish women are given what?
A: The right to vote in elections.

President Hoover goes before Congress to ask for a $150 million public works program to help create what?
A: Jobs and to stimulate the American economy.

What is invented by Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts?
A: The chocolate chip cookie.